Friday, October 29, 2010

A Scary Story -- Repeat Post

In the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky, I thought I would tell you all a ghost story. I posted this story last year for Halloween, but since I only have one spooky story, I am sharing it with you again.

Leland and I live in a house that was built in the 30’s. It was once a private residence, a nursing home, and then a private residence again that was also a drug house. We figured it would have some sort of interesting history, but since we haven’t done any research, all we know about the house we heard from the neighbors. Other than it being a drug house, none of the history was really bad. Just normal old house stuff.

When we first moved in, I had a couple encounters with what could have possibly been a ghost. Nothing terribly scary, just some things that couldn’t be explained. Though I was weirded out, I really didn’t think much about it. I just went on living and unpacking and trying to get things organized.

From day one, there have constantly been unexplained noises. We thought it was just the house getting used to us. We have often heard stomping noises coming from upstairs even when there was no one up there. These little things really didn’t scare us. If it was a ghost, at least it was just hanging out and not causing problems. We were hopeful that we wouldn’t turn into the next Amityville horror.

Though all of these little things were happening, I wasn’t that convinced that it was some sort of ghost. I believed they were just noises. No big deal.

Until one night I got up to go to the bathroom at 4am. We do not have a bathroom on the second floor of the house, so I had to go to the main floor to pee. Again, no big deal. I do this all the time. This time was a little different though. When I made it down stairs, I heard music coming from somewhere. I looked outside to see if anyone had lights on or was blasting music in their car.


I wandered into the kitchen to check the back door. When I got into the kitchen I noticed that the music was getting louder and louder. Like I was getting closer and closer to where the music was coming from. When I made it to the top of my basement stairs, there was no getting around that the music was coming from my house. My basement.

I stood at the top of the stairs for about a minute deciding what to do. I really didn’t want to wake up Leland. I am a tough, hardcore woman and I could handle a little noise. But at the same time, I really didn’t want to be one of those stupid girls in horror flicks who knows she shouldn’t be investigating weird noises by herself but does so anyway.

And ends up getting gutted with a machete.

What’s a girl to do?

I went downstairs.

When I got there, I relaxed. It was just a CD player playing one of Leland’s heavy metal CD’s. I was admittedly a little embarrassed for being so freaked out. It was just a CD player. I laughed at myself and went to turn off the music.

I pressed the stop button and it wouldn’t stop.

I pressed the power button and it wouldn’t turn off.

I went to unplug the damn CD player to find that it wasn’t plugged in.

When I went to take out the batteries I found that there weren’t any.

The music just kept playing and I could not turn the CD player off.

And somehow the CD player was running without any power feeding it.

As fast as I could, I opened the CD player, snatched the CD out of it, ran back upstairs, and got back into bed next to Leland. It was only then that I realized I had never peed and really had to go, but there was no way I was going back downstairs alone.


Anonymous said...

ummmm I would have shit my pants.

Dollface said...

SOOO SCary.. omg... xxxoo

foxy said...

DUDE. Just the story alone freaks me the eff out. I can't imagine actually going through it! I would have DIED FROM FRIGHT.

Anonymous said...

that is so freaky. did you tell Leland that happened? has it ever happened again?

they call 3-4 am the "witching hour" and that's when a lot of freaky stuff happens.

Gail Dixon said...

Chilling story! *shivers*

My cousin was into the occult a while back. She told me that she had called for Jim Morrison (The Doors) through a seance and asked if he was present to let her know. He didn't show at that time, but that night at exactly midnight, and every night thereafter for weeks, her CD player would start playing "The End".

Kim said...

You are crazy! No way would I have gone down to the basement all by myself! And holy shit, music playing where music is not supposed to be playing would scare the freaking crap out of me. I don't know that I would ever be able to go into the basement by myself again! I love though that you took a minute to decide if you were being the crazy chick who is about to die from a horror movie, I totally do that! I also think everyone is a serial killer now, thanks to Criminal Minds! lol

Macey said...

NO EFFING WAY. I would have woke Leland up and made him go down there with a baseball bat.
And, thanks. I just heard something weird outside the window and almost shit myself.

Anonymous said...

That would have freaked me out big time!!! Are you still living there???

The Only Girl said...

Yikers! That IS freaky!

Coffeypot said...

I'm a scaredy cat pussy. I would have looked around for a good place for a new door and made one, running down the street screaming like a nude cheerleader in a football camp.


This story creeps me the hell out. No way would I ever have had the guts to go into the basement. If it were me, I would just have to hope D would wake up when he heard the thud of me passing out in fright in a puddle of my own pee.

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

That is freakin scary!! I would have peed myself..

I live alone, and my house is quite big, I need a lot of room for my s&%t.
I have been told by my now not so frequent guests that my house is haunted, some funny things goin on in the other rooms.
I don't believe it because I have not noticed. I am convinced my other personalities invaded the other rooms and they just don't like the intrusion.
And we are just one big happy family!

Anonymous said...

OMG I grew up in a haunted house and had a cd player going and it came unplugged by it's self in the middle of the CD.

I think I would have pee'd in a trash can after that. =)

Elle said...

Peeing wouldn't have been an issue. I would have peed my pants right then and there. You are braver than I. I have a creepy story of my own. Check it out at
(Elle-Creepy, Creepy continued, Ball-1) it will bring you up to date on what's going on in my house. Thanks for posting your scary story. Creeeepy!

Intense Guy said...

This was just as good the second time around! :)

Sneaks up behind ya and says, "Boo!"